Green River Ordinance

Green River Ordinance

The Roosevelts, Castro

Fri. October 21, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Underground Arts

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

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Green River Ordinance
Green River Ordinance
Over the decade-long journey from their first incarnation as 13 and 14 year old kids in Fort Worth, Texas to the upcoming release of their latest EP, "Chasing Down the Wind," Green River Ordinance has evolved steadily. "Chasing Down the Wind" features the continued growth of Green River Ordinance's honest, hopeful songwriting, and soaring harmonies. Written on the banks of the Caney Fork River in rural Tennessee, their new EP captures the spirit and freedom that comes from escaping the rush of the big city and rediscovering the simple things in life. released on 6.18.13, "Chasing Down the Wind" debuted at #15 on iTunes overall, #1 on the singer-songwriter chart, in the Billboard Top 100, #6 on the Billboard folk chart, #26 on Billboard rock, and was the #88 most sold album in the country.

GRO's intensity and strong fan connection prompted EMI to sign them to Capitol Records and in 2009, the band's debut album, "Out of My Hands," shot to the top of the Billboard charts and catapulted their two singles "Come On" and "On Your Own" into the Top 40. GRO has shared stages with acts like Bon Jovi, Train, Needtobreathe, Zac Brown, Counting Crows, and the Goo Goo Dolls among many others. GRO has had their music played on 56 network and cable shows, in three films, and had their videos featured on mtv, vh1 & cmt. GRO's independent follow up record, Under Fire, propelled by the success of the singles “Dancing Shoes” and “Heart of Me” in both country & hot ac formats, continued to push the band's national success reaching the Billboard Top 100 chart.

Walking the lines of country, rock, pop, and folk, Green River Ordinance is a band that constantly challenges the borders of genre. However as their music continues to mature and change, GRO still holds true to the pursuit of music that speaks to the soul and moves your feet.
The Roosevelts
The Roosevelts
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Matt Nathanson, The Lumineers

The Roosevelts are craftsmen, specializing in heartfelt songs with real guts. The band is breaking out of Austin, TX with their rhythmic Americana-pop.

Founders James Mason and Jason Kloess began writing songs together in Austin in 2008, having moved to the capital city from Houston and Birmingham, respectively. For years, the pair whipped up sweaty crowds in dance halls and fraternity houses with covers on the weekends to pay the bills, while building their original repertory on the side.

Inspired by the pop singer-songwriter explosion of their formative years, namely Ryan Adams and Matt Nathanson, and modern folk-rock, the duo set out to create something current and classic with The Roosevelts. Armed with an arsenal of songs, they enlisted producer Dwight Baker, who steered organic pop/rock records for Brandi Carlile, Alpha Rev, and Bob Schneider, to guide their sonic vision.
The result is the Cold Sheets EP, which will see its national release this Fall. The 6-song set tugs at the heartstrings while drummer JJ Johnson (John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks) and bassist Dave Monsey (Fiona Apple, Edie Brickell) maintain a steady, driving pulse.

Fashion and music monthly, Tribeza, comments: Poised between the quiet tenderness of My Morning Jacket and the ballads of John Mayer, Mason and Kloess spin musical narratives of heartbreak and longing.

Poised between the quiet tenderness of My Morning Jacket and the ballads of John Mayer, Mason and Kloess spin musical narratives of heartbreak and longing.
//Tribeza Magazine
Castro
Castro
The pop/folk trio Castro is a breath of fresh air. Self-aware but never self-conscious, fun but never trivial, Jason, Michael, and Jackie Castro's free-range pop soars thanks to a funny little twist for a trio of siblings: It is not how the brothers and sister are alike that creates their undeniable chemistry, but how they are different.

"We all have very different tastes in music," says Jason. "That's been a big part of this project: How do we bridge all those gaps and make something that's true to all of us?"

"It's hard to fit our music into a category, and I'm okay with that," agrees Jackie. "I feel like the way we do this together is really unique because we each write on every song, so each song has part of each of us. We listen to very different music, and I think we capture that variety of music in collaborating together."

That appreciation for the distinct, liberating beauty only found in celebrating differences pulses throughout Castro's debut EP, Diamond Dreams (Fervent Records). Produced by Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, Ben Rector, The Lone Bellow) and recorded in Nashville's Blackbird Studios, the seven-song collection is a harmonies-driven vocal showcase anchored by three powerhouse singers who take turns taking lead and know exactly when to share the spotlight.

Artists confident, ambitious, and skilled enough to incorporate sounds that were once exclusive or niche into sing-alongs for absolutely everyone have long made the best pop music. Castro falls into that tradition naturally. On Diamond Dreams, they swivel seamlessly between bluesy soul, indie folk, and grandiose pop drama with the poise and effortlessness that only comes with loving each sound too much to abandon it. And while the record may be proudly noncommittal when it comes to genre, there is one mission on which all three siblings agree: making others happy.

"I don't know anything about genres," Michael says. "I guess I could probably name about five. But what I do know is I am always pushing for more pop than Jay and Jackie. I'm always trying to make music that just makes you feel good."

"I hope this record just makes people feel happy," Jackie says. "I feel like it's the kind of music you want to listen to with the windows rolled down on a summer day with your friends."
Venue Information:
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19108
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